Posted by: vickim57 | 21 July 2010

“With hindsight, I would have taken more food”

Matt Treacy, BBC Radio Solent reporter during the Vestas occupation, reflects on his experience a year ago:

As a news story it gathered interest like a rolling stone. It is not often that Danish film crews visit the Isle of Wight, but as the situation escalated the occupation became global news.

A local dispute became a national debate on climate change policy, which in turn became an international debate on green issues in a global downturn.

Read Matt’s article – title “With hindsight, I would have taken more food”- here. There’s also a link to a recording made in March 2010 with an ex-Vestas worker. (Title: “Redundant South: where’s my job gone?”)


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